A coach driver who has joked for years that he is related to Elvis Presley because he shares his name with the singer and actor has just discovered that he has family links to the King. A genealogist working for Carlton Television's Find Your Family show found out that Laurence Pressley is the seventh cousin of the dead icon. The 45-year-old, born in Aberdeen but now living in Darlington, County Durham, was all shook up by the find. He said: "I have got all his films, tapes, photographs and pictures and I have always followed him. The story will be aired as part of an ITV show to mark the 25th anniversary of Elvis' death on August 16.
Source: Ananova / Updated: Jul 26, 2001